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#1 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 01:49 PM
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Exclamation does lowering ruin the ride quality ???

if i lowered my 528i on some springs would it make a big difference in the ride quality ???? would it really ruin it ???
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personal opinion, YES.

lowering also means stiffer springs, and less longitudinal wheel travel. Thus, comfort is compromised.

"Ruin" is maybe not the correct word. Study your driving style:
... if you are teh "form over function" person; drive hard in the corners, and don't mind a stiffer ride; lowering is for you. If you are the "function over form" type of a guy who loves the kinda' laid back way of driving, then keep your car stock ;-)
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I agree with darkhorse's conclusions.

I put Eibach Pro-Kit springs on my E39 528 and loved them.



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A also agree with DH. One other thing, if you go to places with speed bumps, a lowered car may scrape. And some cars need a skid plate for the oil pan.

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